Notice of Proceeding
The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has initiated a proceeding, pursuant to the Responsible Energy Development Act, to investigate and make recommendations about odours and emissions associated with heavy oil operations in the Peace River area.
All notices and documents related to the proceeding, including a map of the Peace River area, and documents proposing the purpose and objectives of the proceeding (scope document) and how it should be conducted (process document), are available on the AER website www.aer.ca/applications-and-notices/hearings/proceeding-1769924 and at the Grande Prairie Field Centre, 9815 – 15 Street, Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 7R3.
The AER will hold an organizational meeting at the Sawridge Inn, 9510 – 100 Street, Peace River, Alberta, on October 7, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. to hear comments from interested parties (area residents, licensees, government departments and agencies, municipalities, and subject matter experts) about the content of the proposed scope and process documents. Peace River area residents may, at this time, provide preliminary comments about the nature and scope of their concerns about heavy oil operations in the Peace River area.
The AER will issue the final scope and process documents after the organizational meeting to guide the future conduct of the proceeding. This will include the opportunity to receive further comments from Peace River area residents, as well as input from licensees, government departments and agencies, municipalities, and subject matter experts.
To directly receive further notices and documents related to this proceeding, send your name and e-mail address to PeaceRiverProceeding@aer.ca or send your name and mailing address to
Peace River Proceeding
Alberta Energy Regulator
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4
Written Comments and Requests for Information
To assist the AER in conducting the organizational meeting, parties are encouraged to submit their comments (or a summary thereof) in writing by October 4, 2013. However, written comments are not required to participate in the meeting.
Submit written comments and requests for information to the AER at the e-mail address or mailing address above or to AER Grande Prairie Field Centre, 9815 – 15 Street, Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 7R3.
For more information about this proceeding call Mike Schuster at 403-297-6013 or David Miles at 403-297-3582 or call the AER Customer Contact Centre toll free at 1-855-297-8311.
Publication of Information
All of the information provided in this proceeding will form part of the public record, and the AER intends to make the public record available through its website. This includes any confidential or personal information that is submitted, such as information about a medical condition, diagnosis, treatment, or evaluation. If you file a submission or any other written information, you must not include any personal information that you do not want to appear on the website or are not authorized to put on the public record.
Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on September 18, 2013.
ALBERTA ENERGY REGULATOR
Patricia M. Johnston, Q.C., General Counsel